Period
to 17 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for PCI DSS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PCI DSS over the 6 months to 17 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 177 163 192
Rank change year-on-year -14 +29 -49
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 21 16 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.41% 0.36% 0.33%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.53% 3.84% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 14 18
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +6.45% -3.13%
10th Percentile £325 £363 £311
90th Percentile £518 £481 £449
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £65.00 - £27.62

PCI DSS is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 595 417 638
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 11.50% 9.51% 10.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 365 251 430
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +3.81%
10th Percentile £225 £206 £210
90th Percentile £588 £525 £503
England median daily rate £450 £450 £413
% change year-on-year - +9.09% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 18 14
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.52 £15.88 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -0.78% -20.00%
10th Percentile £11.50 £10.18 £8.22
90th Percentile £48.75 £30.40 £41.43
England median hourly rate £24.25 £19.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +27.63% -15.56% +5.52%

PCI DSS
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing PCI DSS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for PCI DSS in the West Midlands

PCI DSS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PCI DSS in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for PCI DSS in the West Midlands

PCI DSS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PCI DSS in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 17 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PCI DSS in the West Midlands

PCI DSS
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PCI DSS within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 17 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -11 12 £425 +3.03% 8
Staffordshire +1 8 £350 -15.15% 8
Warwickshire -2 1 - -
Coventry -23 1 - - 2
PCI DSS
England

For the 6 months to 17 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing PCI DSS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for PCI DSS.

1 12 (57.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (42.86%) CISSP
2 9 (42.86%) Information Security
3 7 (33.33%) TOGAF
4 6 (28.57%) ISSAP
4 6 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 5 (23.81%) GSEC
5 5 (23.81%) GDPR
5 5 (23.81%) Security Architecture
5 5 (23.81%) SABSA
5 5 (23.81%) COBIT
6 4 (19.05%) Software Testing
6 4 (19.05%) CISA
6 4 (19.05%) .NET
6 4 (19.05%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (19.05%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
7 3 (14.29%) ETL
7 3 (14.29%) CISM
7 3 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (14.29%) Test Automation
8 2 (9.52%) Logistics
8 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (9.52%) TDD
8 2 (9.52%) Retail
8 2 (9.52%) JIRA
8 2 (9.52%) Kanban
8 2 (9.52%) FMCG
8 2 (9.52%) OAuth
8 2 (9.52%) OWASP

PCI DSS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (9.52%) Confluence
2 1 (4.76%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.52%) MySQL
3 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Bitbucket
1 2 (9.52%) Git (software)
1 2 (9.52%) JIRA
1 2 (9.52%) TeamCity
1 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
1 2 (9.52%) Retail
2 1 (4.76%) Legal
2 1 (4.76%) Military
2 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Architect
2 6 (28.57%) Security Architect
3 5 (23.81%) IT Architect
3 5 (23.81%) IT Security Architect
4 4 (19.05%) Test Leader
5 3 (14.29%) Project Leader
5 3 (14.29%) Test Project Leader
6 2 (9.52%) .NET Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Backend Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Information Manager
6 2 (9.52%) Information Security Manager
6 2 (9.52%) Security Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Security Manager
6 2 (9.52%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (4.76%) Compliance Manager
7 1 (4.76%) Information Security Compliance Manager
7 1 (4.76%) Security Compliance Manager
7 1 (4.76%) Web Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) .NET
2 2 (9.52%) .NET Core
2 2 (9.52%) Akka.NET
2 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET
2 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET Core
2 2 (9.52%) OAuth
2 2 (9.52%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (9.52%) FMCG
3 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.76%) CESG
3 1 (4.76%) CESG CLAS
3 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.76%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Linux
1 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) Information Security
2 7 (33.33%) TOGAF
3 5 (23.81%) SABSA
3 5 (23.81%) Security Architecture
4 4 (19.05%) Software Testing
5 3 (14.29%) ETL
5 3 (14.29%) Test Automation
6 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (9.52%) Business Continuity
6 2 (9.52%) CQRS
6 2 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (9.52%) GAP Analysis
6 2 (9.52%) Kanban
6 2 (9.52%) Logistics
6 2 (9.52%) Microservices
6 2 (9.52%) OWASP
6 2 (9.52%) Project Management
6 2 (9.52%) Risk Management
6 2 (9.52%) Security Operations
6 2 (9.52%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) C#
1 2 (9.52%) Java
2 1 (4.76%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (42.86%) CISSP
2 6 (28.57%) ISSAP
3 5 (23.81%) GSEC
4 4 (19.05%) CISA
5 3 (14.29%) CISM
6 2 (9.52%) CESG Certified Professional
6 2 (9.52%) Degree
6 2 (9.52%) TOGAF Certification
7 1 (4.76%) CISMP
7 1 (4.76%) CLAS
7 1 (4.76%) CRISC
7 1 (4.76%) ECSA
7 1 (4.76%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
7 1 (4.76%) ISSMP
7 1 (4.76%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (57.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 5 (23.81%) COBIT
3 5 (23.81%) GDPR
4 4 (19.05%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (9.52%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (4.76%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (4.76%) QA
6 1 (4.76%) RMADS
6 1 (4.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 1 (4.76%) Adobe
1 1 (4.76%) CheckPoint
1 1 (4.76%) Cisco
1 1 (4.76%) Citrix
1 1 (4.76%) Forcepoint
1 1 (4.76%) IBM
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle
1 1 (4.76%) Red Hat
1 1 (4.76%) Symantec